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Kirkus Reviews Reveals Three $50,000 Book Prizes

“Given the ever-rising number of literary awards, large cash prizes are necessary to generate any public attention. The Pulitzer and National Book Award winners receive ‘only’ $10,000, but those prizes have accrued prestige over many decades. The size of the new Kirkus prizes is ‘notable,’ Smith acknowledges, even as he points to a larger purpose: ‘When you think about that amount of money going to a writer who could really use it, that is what this award is about.'”

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